Global Opportunity Explorer platform shows market opportunities in sustainability

first_img Melanie May | 15 May 2017 | News “We want companies to meet and partner up via the Global Opportunity Explorer. By using the SDGs as a market compass and by honoring the 17th Goal of collaborating and forming partnerships, I firmly believe businesses will have a better chance of creating long-term value that leaves us with a more sustainable world.” Tagged with: Digital environment social enterprise A digital platform has launched to help the world meet the UN’s Sustainable Business Goals by showing them as potential market opportunities that will also help society and the environment.Global Opportunity Explorer offers access to 300 sustainable solutions with 45 market opportunities that address the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and aims to help business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors connect with new partners, projects and markets to foster partnerships.The platform is a joint project of Sustainia, DNV GL and the UN Global Compact, and has been built following five years of research with 18,000 business leaders and 17 expert panels. The solutions on the platform have been assessed by an external advisory board of sector experts from more than 20 global organisations, including WWF, Yale University and Ellen MacArthur Foundation.Solutions cover areas such as fashion, energy, food, health, resources, buildings, and IT, and include fortified yogurt to combat malnutrition, a sweatshirt guaranteed to last 30 years, software for reducing water loss, and using CO2 to make concrete.Lise Kingo, CEO and executive director of the UN Global Compact said:“More and more businesses are seeing the SDGs as inspiration to create innovative solutions that address some of the world’s biggest challenges.“The Global Opportunity Explorer brings all of these solutions into one dynamic place where companies, investors and entrepreneurs can connect and work together to bring these solutions to scale for real impact.”Anyone can nominate and contribute solutions through the platform’s submissions page. Solutions must be readily available, have a positive environmental impact, be financially viable, improve quality of life, and be scalable.Erik Rasmussen, founder and CEO of Sustainia added: Advertisement We will be partnering with the UNGC on a Business for Humanitarian Action & Peace Platform webinar on 6.1https://t.co/jRam96sCtV— RL LEADERS (@rlleaders) May 17, 2017  123 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Global Opportunity Explorer platform shows market opportunities in sustainability  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Almost €20 million raised through NPPR in Donegal since 2009

first_img Google+ Previous articleNew Lough Swilly lifeboat will save livesNext articleNo promises to Given on no1. shirt News Highland News Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Almost 20 million euro has been raised in Donegal through the Non-Principal Private Residence charge since it came into effect in 2009.According to the Local Government Management Agency, the total amount processed for the NPPR for Donegal up to 8.30 this morning is €19,443,320. Nationally, the figure is 443.2 million.People in arrears could be in line for harsh penalties, after the deadline for an amnesty expired last night, with the agency saying nearly 10 million euro was collected nationally in the four days up to midnight. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Almost €20 million raised through NPPR in Donegal since 2009 By News Highland – September 1, 2014 center_img Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitterlast_img read more

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